Kim Timby is an independent photography historian based in Paris, where she teaches at the École du Louvre and works as a curator for a private collection specialized in nineteenth-century travel photography. She previously worked in museums, where she curated exhibitions including “Paris in 3D” (2000).
Her research explores the cultural history of photographic technologies. She is interested in what motivates the elaboration of specific forms of photography and in the social, artistic and scientific practices that structure their reception and development. She has published widely on these topics, including the book 3D and Animated Lenticular Photography: Between Utopia and Entertainment (De Gruyter, 2015) and articles and chapters on color in photography.